Exciting city with ancient and modern intrigue

Spend your summer learning on the streets of Athens and its curious neighborhoods. Discover the city’s rich heritage from the ancient to the modern through music, Athenian street life, fascinating traditions and stunning scenery. Where else will you watch Homer’s rosy-fingered dawn slowly turn the acropolis pink? 

Whether you are chasing a news story or exploring iconic historical and cultural sites, your focus will be on learning outside the classroom. Take a class at the Acropolis; watch a rally in front of the Hellenic Parliament; visit the panhellenic sanctuary at Olympia or a documentary film lab in Athens; enjoy an outdoor music performance at the Roman Odeion or explore a 19th century villa on a picturesque island. The warm waters of the Mediterranean are a short tram ride away and the justifiably famous islands are easily accessible from Athens’ ferry ports.

This program is part of the Summer Sessions initiative, allowing you to take one or both sessions or mix a session on this program with a session on a program in another country.

You may study one or both sessions, each one lasting four weeks and containing one course worth three credits.

Session 1

  • Media in Crisis: Journalism in Athens – Explore the key role media plays online and offline in the shifting economic, cultural and political landscape. Learn the fundamentals of reporting in the digital age from shadowing an active journalist following news stories.

Session 2

  • History in Ruins – Explore fascinating historic and architectural wonders in Athens and throughout Greece. You'll see for yourself how history, art and culture come to life in unique places - some well known and some off-the-beaten-track.
Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2016 TBA TBA 3-6 $5,640 3/31/2016 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details

Country

Greece

Language of Instruction

English

City

Athens

Location Type

Large City

Accommodation

As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.

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Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security inĀ GreeceĀ are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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